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Overview

  • 3 References 1 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Polish
  • 24, Female
  • Member since 2014
  • Student
  • Mid-BA
  • From Mississauga/Toronto
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About Me

CURRENT MISSION

Finally visit Scandinavia! It's a region I've romanticized all my life - I'm excited to finally visit and see how it holds up to my daydreams!

ABOUT ME

I'm an avid student, intending to stay in academia and specifically studying culture/nationalism in Canada. I've spent a few months living on the West Coast and am currently back in Southern Ontario, but hope to branch out again soon! I'm also a newly avid gardener who is especially interested in growing veggies and plants which are beneficial for bees (very into saving the bees!). I quite like hiking and climbed more mountains then I ever would have expected when I lived in Vancouver - I want to do more of that! However my greatest love, when travelling, is history - museums and ruins and castles hooray! I love exploring urban spaces, especially if they're not as sprawling as North American cities tend to be.

PHILOSOPHY

I view everything through my interests - everything has significance, whether it be tropes in the media or behaviours which remind us of how the concept of gender structures our communities!

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

None yet! But a friend of mine is pretty involved with Couchsurfers in Toronto, and it seemed a great way to meet new people in a city where I know nobody!

Interests

I'm a media, history and sociology student, obviously fascinated by Canadian nationalism. I've done independent research on the relationships between social media and political disengagement among Millennials, and am now beginning a research project looking at Canadian nationalism in graphic novels. I'm also really into sci-fi and comedy, queer issues and feminism, and comic books! I love theatre as well (both watching it and being in it) and am interested in urban architecture and history!

  • culture
  • books
  • architecture
  • womens rights
  • traveling
  • hiking
  • communications
  • history
  • sociology
  • mountains

Music, Movies, and Books

Books:
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Raw Shark Texts, Harry Potter, Good Omens, Going Postal, Nikolski. Love modern CanLit like Zsuzsi Gartner, Vincent Lam, Michael Winter and Lisa Moore. Huge Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett fan!

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Visited the Yukon, where a group of friends and I drove from Whitehorse to Skagway, Alaska. It was a spur of the moment trip (I'd never been particularly interested in the Yukon) that completely opened my eyes as to how beautiful Northern Canada can be.

Teach, Learn, Share

All the stuff listed in my interests! I'll take any opportunity to lecture about feminism, nationalism, media studies, as well as the threats currently facing honeybees all over the world!

Countries I’ve Visited

Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Poland

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